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I have to admit, I was skeptical at the benefits of SSD versus my RAID0 setup, but after finding a good deal on CraigsList to get a 64gb Kingston svn125 SSD, I figured: why not. I am so amazed at the performance difference that my mind has officially been blown. The operating system is fantastically faster beyond any measure of doubt. Games not so much, but they run just super off the RAID0 array anyways. But the multitasking is like a piece of cake. Everything is as smooth as butter when I open 20 programs one after another. No hiccups, just pure processing. I can't believe it. I'm just amazed and I like this A LOT.
 
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I like that I dont even get the blue welcome screen when booting Windows
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I know! It just zips right by it. Installing apps can be done so quickly, too. It's the random access times that really make these drives great for OS use.
 
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Sorry but I still don't see the need for an SSD. I rarely have to boot into Windows and I don't need to run 20 programs at the same time....
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Sorry but I still don't see the need for an SSD. I rarely have to boot into Windows and I don't need to run 20 programs at the same time....
I do share this view as well, just doesn't cut it for me to pay $100 for only 64GB. my system is fast enough for what I do, it zooms everything I give it, if only my work system was that fast, damn virtual machine through RDP, now that is SLOOOOW, and very painful. lol
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Sorry but I still don't see the need for an SSD. I rarely have to boot into Windows and I don't need to run 20 programs at the same time....
But you use programs that do require random read/writes while in use.

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I do share this view as well, just doesn't cut it for me to pay $100 for only 64GB. my system is fast enough for what I do, it zooms everything I give it, if only my work system was that fast, damn virtual machine through RDP, now that is SLOOOOW, and very painful. lol
You are only looking at it from a price/storage perspective. Why did you pay for 6GB of RAM? That's like $100 for only 6GB. You should have gotten 3GB and created a 20GB page file on your HDD.

You need to consider performance + price + storage and not just the two. A SSD can perform 10-80 times as fast in random performance (90%+ of disk operations).
Edited by DuckieHo - 4/28/11 at 10:56am
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Sorry but I still don't see the need for an SSD.
That's because you haven't used one on your daily rig.
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I understand where they are coming from. I underestimated the importance of random read/write performance. Now I understand how important it is to have the best possible for OS programs and others that operate in a similar manner.
 
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